“The goal of the Creative Kids Festival is to inspire the imagination and the artist inside every child,” said Kate Hart, Artistic Director of Fernandina Little Theatre, which organizes the festival each year. “We are providing opportunities for children to participate fully in the creative process – as learners, creators, and as audience members,” Hart said. “So many creative people live and work in this area – we wanted to take advantage of all that talent to help kids explore their own creativity. We also wanted to explore new areas of creative potential. ”
The festival is a collaborative effort between a number of local organizations, artists, and educators, including FLT, Island Art Association, Bean School of Dance, Coastal Massage Therapy, and Miss Kate’s Pre K. This year’s workshop leaders include Daphne Moeller, Kate Hart, Kristin Conner, Linda Janca, Robyn Nemes, Shane Talbert, and Susan Childers.
The Fernandina Little Theatre at 1014 Beech Street and is the headquarters for the Festival. Workshops for kids ages 4-11 will be offered throughout the day, at a variety of venues in downtown Fernandina Beach. The schedule includes sessions in theater arts, music, visual arts, dance, science fun, and relaxation skills.
Registration will be 8:45-9:00 AM at FLT, with the Creative Kids Festival kicking off at 9:00 AM with a Move-to-the-Music session. Forty-five minute sessons will begin at 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:15 pm, with children moving to a different venue for each session.
Sessions include a workshop geared to a different age group, either 4-7 yrs, or 8-11 yrs.
A Festival pass (admission to all six workshops) is $30.00 per child; enrollment is limited.
Passes can be purchased in advance at The UPS Store on Amelia Island.
For more information on FLT events, visit ameliaflt.org.